Preventing and Addressing Sexual Violence Against People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

HHS’ Administration for Community Living (ACL), the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) issued an informational memo about sexual violence against persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The letter, available on ACL’s website, raises awareness of the disparities that can put people with these disabilities at greater risk for sexual assault. It provides guidance and resources that help advocates and others recognize sexual violence and improve services for survivors.